Androfil 40mg Capsule

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Introduction

Androfil 40mg Capsule is a medicine used in the treatment of male hypogonadism caused due to low testosterone levels. It is only prescribed to men with known medical conditions. It helps in restoring the level of testosterone in the male body.

Androfil 40mg Capsule is best taken with food. Take it regularly and at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include increased red blood cells, diarrhea, stomach pain or discomfort, leg pain, dizziness, increased sweating, headache, acne, and breast enlargement in male. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some side effects may mean you should stop taking this medicine shortness of breath, frequent or persistent erections, and low sperm count.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Your doctor might perform regular blood tests to keep track of testosterone, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

Uses of Androfil Capsule

  • Treatment of Male hypogonadism

Benefits of Androfil Capsule

In Treatment of Male hypogonadism

Hypogonadism is the improper functioning of reproductive organs, like testes in males and ovaries in females, which causes failure to produce sex hormones required for fertility. Androfil 40mg Capsule acts as the male sex hormone, testosterone and therefore, improves sperm production in males. This can reduce infertility and helps to treat hypogonadism in males. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Androfil Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Androfil

  • Dizziness
  • Leg pain
  • Headache
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Acne
  • Increased red blood cells
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Increased sweating

How to use Androfil Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Androfil 40mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Androfil Capsule works

Androfil 40mg Capsule is similar to the natural male hormone, testosterone. It works by replenishing the deficient testosterone levels in adult men. Lack of testosterone may cause various health problems including impotence, infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depressive mood and bone loss.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Androfil 40mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Androfil 40mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Androfil 40mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Androfil 40mg Capsule is not indicated for use in women.
Driving
SAFE
Androfil 40mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Androfil 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Androfil 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Androfil 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Androfil 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Androfil 40mg Capsule for the treatment of low testosterone levels.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor red blood cells, liver function, testosterone, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels while taking Androfil 40mg Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as frequent or persistent erections, irritability, nervousness or weight gain after starting treatment with this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Androgens Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
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Patient Concerns

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I want to know about hypogonadism. I think that I've some of indications of it.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult nearest doctor
My LH is 12.47 .Is it normal? What should I do?
Dr. Priyanka Shekhar
General Practitioner
Hi I have gone through your reportsAs your LH level is highSuggesting of primary hypogonadismConsult physician for the further guidance
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FAQs

Q. Can Androfil 40mg Capsule be used for body building purpose?

No, Androfil 40mg Capsule should not be used for increasing muscle mass and physical ability in healthy individuals, as this may cause harmful effects when used inappropriately. Also, in healthy individuals, if Androfil 40mg Capsule is given externally, it may cause hormonal imbalance.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Androfil 40mg Capsule?

It is recommended to take this medicine with food. The dose and duration for which you need to take this medicine is decided by your doctor depending on your exact medical condition. Make sure to follow the doctor’s advice. However, it is recommended to take it at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in the body.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Androfil 40mg Capsule?

The common side effects are increased red blood cells, diarrhea, stomach pain or discomfort, leg pain, dizziness, increased sweating, headache, acne, breast pain, and gynecomastia. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with the doctor.

Q. Who should not take Androfil 40mg Capsule?

Androfil 40mg Capsule should not be given to men with breast cancer, prostate cancer and kidney disease. It should be avoided in patients who had or presently have liver cancer and in those who have increased levels of calcium in blood. It should not be used by females, children below 18 years, and elderly patients more than 65 years of age.

Q. What are the major health risks associated with Androfil 40mg Capsule therapy?

The major health risks associated with the use of Androfil 40mg Capsule in men are heart attack, stroke, and prostatic carcinoma.

Q. Can Androfil 40mg Capsule have any harmful effect if I am a diabetic?

Androfil 40mg Capsule may decrease blood glucose levels, and therefore, the dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced. Consult your doctor for advice.

Q. Will there be a problem if I am taking warfarin and have started Androfil 40mg Capsule?

You should get blood tests done more frequently for checking your bleeding time (time taken to stop bleeding) when you are taking warfarin along with Androfil 40mg Capsule, especially when starting and stopping Androfil 40mg Capsule. Talk to your doctor for advice.

Q. How long does it take for Androfil 40mg Capsule to show its effects?

While some of the effects of Androfil 40mg Capsule may start showing effects after 3 weeks, some may take longer. For example, effect on sexual interest appears after 3 weeks, while changes in erections/ejaculations may take up to 6 months.

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